#XPLAP · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbyJeffrey Bradbury Podcast: Download | Embed In his new book, Explore Like a Pirate, author and educator Michael Matera helps us unlock our curriculum and engage our students by providing an amazing framework in which we can Gamify our classrooms. In todays episode, we sit down with Mike and Culinary Educator Tisha Richmond to discuss how we can bring Gamification into our classrooms. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com. TechEducatorPodcast.com
Create Interactive Diagram Quizzes in Formative Creating a diagram-based quiz or quiz question is something that you could find yourself doing in almost every content area. Whether it’s a timeline in a history class, a cell diagram in a science class, or a playing field illustration in physical education there are plenty of uses for interactive diagram-based quizzes. Create a diagram in Google Drawings then use that diagram in Formative to create an interactive quiz. In the following video I demonstrate how to create a diagram-based quiz in Formative. This video shows you how to create a mind map or other diagram in Google Drawings. Here are the week’s most popular posts from FreeTech4Teachers.com: 1.
VALUE OF LANGUAGE LEARNING IT IS COMMON SENSE - Your group foreign-language learning experience puts you in a position to observe, study and imitate groups of people communicating and having social interaction with each other. Through digital video, you can observe their skin color, physical features, clothing, gestures, body proximity, how they work with things around them, conversational discourse habits, accents, speech rhythm and speed., etc. All of these intensify your exposure and give you some confidence of adopting socially appropriate behavior as you begin, enter, or end your own conversations in the language, or use social media. As you repeatedly observe and imitate, you develop the understanding, process memory, sensitivity, and tolerance necessary for real international-skills success.
Read Top Facts About Shakespeare's Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre in London has been linked with Shakespeare through 400 years and three buildings. On this page we’ve picked out the top, verified facts about The Globe Theatre. Elsewhere on NoSweatShakespeare we give an overview of life at The Globe Theatre in Shakespeare’s time, and paint a picture of the entertainment available at The Globe…but if you’re after interesting facts about Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, read on here! Globe Theatre Fact 1 The Globe Theatre was built between 1597 and 1599 in Southwark on the south bank of London’s River Thames, funded by Richard Burbage and built by carpenter Peter Smith and his workers . Globe Theatre Fact 2 8 Ways to Level Up Game Based Learning in the Classroom Game based learning in the classroom should not be worksheets with points. It should be engaging and exciting. Here are eight ways to level up game based learning. Because, face it, many educational “games” fall short. Chocolate on broccoli. That is what many educators call these games that fall short of what great gaming can be.
Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of FDR’s Japanese Concentration Camps — Anchor Editions Dorothea Lange—well known for her FSA photographs like Migrant Mother—was hired by the U.S. government to make a photographic record of the “evacuation” and “relocation” of Japanese-Americans in 1942. She was eager to take the commission, despite being opposed to the effort, as she believed “a true record of the evacuation would be valuable in the future.” The military commanders that reviewed her work realized that Lange’s contrary point of view was evident through her photographs, and seized them for the duration of World War II, even writing “Impounded” across some of the prints. The photos were quietly deposited into the National Archives, where they remained largely unseen until 2006. I wrote more about the history of Lange’s photos and President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 initiating the Japanese Internment in another post on the Anchor Editions Blog.
Press Space or double-click to edit Capture ideas at the speed of thought – using a mind map maker designed to help you focus on your ideas and remove all the distractions while mindmapping. Create unlimited mind maps for free, and store them in the cloud. Your mind maps are available everywhere, instantly, from any device. Brainstorm, create presentations and document outlines with mind maps, and publish your ideas online and to social networks.
Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There Capitol Hill Books owner Jim Toole runs the front register of his used bookstore several days a week. He has banned several words from his store, including "awesome," "perfect" and "Amazon." Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption Thunkable - Design and Publish Your Own Apps Thunkable is a free platform for designing, testing, and publishing your own Android apps (support for iOS apps is coming soon). Through Thunkable you can create your apps even if you don't know how to write code. That is possible because Thunkable uses a drag-and-drop design framework.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art & University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform Announce Results of a Study on Culturally Enriching School Field Trips Largest study of its kind involving 10,912 K–12 students & 489 teachers at 123 different schoolsResults show critical thinking, recall, tolerance, empathy & cultural interest increaseEffect is greatest for rural, high poverty & minority studentsData shows the value of cultural field trips in an era of budget cuts & decreased arts fundingWidespread dissemination of study results supported by a $50,000 grant from First Quality Enterprises, Inc. Today, in the journal Education Next, researchers from the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions share the results of a study analyzing the impact of school field trips to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on students in grades K–12. In the study of 10,912 students, surveyed at 123 schools, the research team found that field trips to cultural institutions have significant benefits for students. The team administered surveys to 10,912 students and 489 teachers at 123 different schools.
How to make a good teacher FORGET smart uniforms and small classes. The secret to stellar grades and thriving students is teachers. One American study found that in a single year’s teaching the top 10% of teachers impart three times as much learning to their pupils as the worst 10% do. Another suggests that, if black pupils were taught by the best quarter of teachers, the gap between their achievement and that of white pupils would disappear. But efforts to ensure that every teacher can teach are hobbled by the tenacious myth that good teachers are born, not made. Classroom heroes like Robin Williams in “Dead Poets Society” or Michelle Pfeiffer in “Dangerous Minds” are endowed with exceptional, innate inspirational powers.
Create Engaging Presentations With Free iPad Apps Engaging an audience is an important part of getting your message across. If you're tired of your normal routine, try sharing information with your class or sparking a discussion with one of the free iPad apps in this post. Introducing a topic with embedded video clips and sharing graphics or images to convey information are some of the ways to keep students interested in content and engaged in your presentation. There are so many fantastic free iPad apps that are great for the classroom. Whether you have access to a single iPad for creating presentations or your students are creating their own presentations in a 1:1 or shared-device classroom, you'll want to add these to your must-have list!